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Uncomfortable vs. Dangerous Free Speech

Politicians and media sources recently argued that only right-wing racist calls to violence should be illegal. Free speech has NOTHING to do with political views and everything to do with safety.

Just What Were The Jews Doing in Then-Palestine Before The Balfour Declaration?

The Balfour Declaration was not addressed to a foreign group, giving them permission to enter the land. On the contrary, it was recognition of what Jews -- who have an indigenous connection to the land -- had already accomplished and would continue to develop.

The Invisible Flag in Judo and Jerusalem

Their essence remained a problem. They would sing no song, carry no flag, and represent no people. In 2017. In the United Arab Emirates Judo competition; On the Jewish Temple Mount in the Jerusalem.

Commemorating the ANZAC Liberation of Beersheba

800 Australian light horsemen attacked Beersheba brandishing bayonets, galloped directly into machine-gun fire, many dismounting and engaging in hand-to-hand combat, surprising the Turks who did not imagine that the Australians would act so brazenly

Wellness In The Orthodox Community – Gymies And The Space

I think Gymies’ success and the opening of the Space has to do with a worldwide trend toward leading a more wholesome life.

The Enemy of My Enemy

Due to the international animus against us, it is time for Israel to overcome inhibitions and intensify efforts to actively seek out alliances, with nondemocratic states or even those whose viewpoints on various issues we strongly oppose.

Who Is Trying to Stall the Greater Jerusalem Bill?

Bibi throwing his coalition issues back at Trump may work in the short-term, but Israel’s need to move forward in annexing municipalities in order to properly administer the Jewish population in and around Jerusalem will not go away

Israel Must Recognize An Independent State of Kurdistan

Israel should pro-actively support the legitimate aspirations of the oppressed minorities – the indigenous peoples – of the Middle East and North Africa, like the Kurds and Berbers, and build alliances with them.

The Iran-Hamas Plan to Destroy Israel

Iran's message to Hamas: If you want us to continue providing you with financial and military aid, you must continue to hold on to your weapons and reject demands to disarm.

Names, Shames, Stereotypes, And Blames

My name. “Harvey” has been getting a bad rap in the media lately, but it doesn’t bother me because I know wiser minds look at the person behind the name rather than the name itself.

An Open Letter to George Washington’s Parish

Perhaps those who believe George Washington makes them feel "unsafe" are ignorant of how his positions on slavery evolved.

Turn That Frown Upside Down

The Orchot Tzaddikim writes that when we do a mitzvah with a smile, it is worth a thousand times more than when we do it without one. So, with an easy and pleasant investment, the reward is immense

Israel’s ‘New Conditions’ Are 20 Years Old — And The PA Already Accepted Them

The only reason Netanyahu is bringing up “new conditions” is because they are in fact "old promises" from agreements two decades old that were never kept by the PA

Beware of the Ultras

For those who identify as observant Jews, as children of Torah, and as students of the sages, it is inexcusably perverse to embrace the tactics of the street in order to defend a lifestyle of spiritual and moral refinement.

A Huge Crowd Of Lonely People

Recently, I came upon research about today’s teenagers – the first generation to have grown up with smartphones – that is really quite alarming.

Jordan Reportedly Furious Over Palestinian Reconciliation Deal

Add Jordan to the list of those who view the supposed reconciliation with concern and doubts.

The Embassy, the NIF, and the US-Israeli Jewish Divide

Previously, a Jewish organization spouting anti-Israel canards or advocating Israel boycotts would have been as toxic among US Jews as it was among Israelis. Today’s NIF instead has broad support among US Jewry, revealing the great divide between US and Israeli Jews

Good And Evil

Ideologies that forgo the struggle for good from the outset are ideologies that assume that if we forgo our search for the light switch, the light will somehow turn on by itself. Darkness loves those types of vapid ideologies.

Israel-Bashing, Biased Historian David Myers Should NOT Head Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History should be led by an honest, carefully accurate historian or other executive – not by hostile-to-Israel propagandist David N. Myers.

East & West Palestine or Hamastan vs. Fatahland

No longer does Israel have to "pick its poison." The Palestinian unity agreement blends the two, and the world (including the US) is pressuring Israel to drink it.

David N. Myers: One Can Be a Racist Even With Black Friends

Myers radicalism is well known, and he is certainly entitled to his opinions but he is trying to save his job, but must not be permitted to.

Liberal Jews and that Inconvenient Israeli Consensus

While liberal consensus deems Netanyahu a problem, do they ask WHY he was elected prime minister 4 times. The answer is simple: There exists a broad consensus within Israeli society contradicting the assumptions held by most American Jews

Hillel at the Crossroads-Part V: Feud Resolution or Escalation

The sides are clearly defined: It is either Hillel International's version of the story--or everyone else's

Before Netanyahu vs. Obama There Was Netanyahu vs FDR

One could argue that the 1944 presidential election was the beginning of the bi-partisan support for Israel that despite its ups and downs continues to this day.with Benzion Netanyahu, Bibi's father, influencing the Republican platform

‘My Dad Was A Crackerjack Pilot…And Israel Had No Pilots At The Time’: Film...

He knew what happened in the Holocaust, and he didn’t want to see Israel [destroyed].

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